Monatomic Gases

Some articles on monatomic gases, monatomic:

Theory of Heat Capacity - Factors That Affect Specific Heat Capacity - Example of Temperature-dependent Specific Heat Capacity, in A Diatomic Gas
... of nitrogen at this temperature is five-thirds that of monatomic gases, on a per-mole of atoms basis, it is five-sixths that of a monatomic gas ... the centres of the two atoms, and so is similar to the small moment of inertia for atoms of a monatomic gas ... = 5/4 per mole atoms) is therefore less than for a monatomic gas (3/2 per mole molecules or atoms), so long as the temperature remains low enough that no vibrational degrees of freedom are activated ...
Theory of Heat Capacity - Factors That Affect Specific Heat Capacity - Degrees of Freedom
... Molecules are quite different from the monatomic gases like helium and argon ... With monatomic gases, thermal energy comprises only translational motions ... available for any individual atom, whether it is free, as a monatomic molecule, or bound into a polyatomic molecule ...

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